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that occurred at sandy hook elementary school, the cities, states and now president of looking for ways to stem violence what. what took place in connecticut was not the only reason i began working on this legislation. oftentimes it takes a national tragedy to create significant among them and political pressure around the issue of gun violence. but, what is getting missed in these debates is that the reality is that these tragedies associated with gun violence take place every single day in our neighborhoods all across the country. i know all too well what this tragedy looks like. i experienced it every time every time i get a phone call in the middle of the night for the police department alerting me of another violent crime are shooting. families as they grieve. i experience it every time i go to san francisco general hospital to console the victims of gun violence, last year a victim as young as five years old. we continue to address the causes and impact of this senseless gun violence. increasingly involves young adults under the age of 25; often related to disputes over turf and
to go in different direction. the unfortunate and very tragic incident in connecticut in sandy hook elementary school of course heightened everybody's awareness of what violence can really be all about. and as we have been not only responding, reacting to this national tragedy that i think president obama has adequately described as broken all of our hearts, and in every funeral that has taken place, for those 20 innocent children and six innocent adults in the school districts, and school administrators, we obviously have shared in that very tragic event, all of us. it has touched everybody across this country. san francisco is no different. and i have shared that emotional experience with the supervisor and everybody here, in our law enforcement, and in our health department as well. the question for us, then, is what do we do about it? and not only can we share in this tragedy and signal our sympathies to the families as we've done, but we've got to do something more. and this is where i want to make sure i recognize all of the people that are in that effort of doing something ab
of items. first of all regarding the shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut. this was an unfathomable event. as a parent it hit so close to home that i am amazed i never imagined it and i have had a pit in my stomach ever since. 20 students, four for teachers and two administrators. i have a first grader. every day 34 americans are murdered with guns during president obama's final four years in office it is estimated that 40,000 americans will be killed with guns, the same amount of people killed in vietnam. says the shooting in arizona which killed six people including a nine-year-old and seriously injured than congresswoman-- as the city we should continue to lead the way to advocate for and pass policies that protect the general well-being of the society. today i am introducing two resolutions, supporting senator dianne feinstein's assault weapon legislation; and a resolution supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459
supporting the sandy hook promise, born out of the event that killed those 20 children, four teachers and two other distribution. assault weapons have been used in at least 459 incidents across the country. this resolution simply states adamant support for senator and feinstein's assault weapon regulatory act; affirms our support for gun-control and affirms protection for gun owners grandfathering the legal protections they had before. one month after the tragic shooting in sandy hook elementary -- we are committed to preventing tragedies from happening again the prophet .we want to make our country and our community safer for max of violence. my resolution declares our support for the sandy hook promise on behalf of the families and children of san francisco. we went to an event with former congresswoman kathy gifford, and her husband, -- and now retired judge feinstein read sandy hook promise i want to read this and to record. =-this is a promise to support our families, our neighbors, are own with education. this is a promise lives lost. to be open to all possibilities. there is
things forward. i think it's really remarkable and i think we all now recognize with hurricane sandy, with the inclement weather and the winter we're having now that climate change and renewable power and local energy provision is paramount and we need to main ain and amplify that commitment as a city. i also continue to have my eye on the prize of the local build out and the promise of that because i think not only is the job opportunity great, and all kinds of implications around work force training and at the local level and diversify that source and needs to be local and hurricane sandy has shown us that. that if there were nor localized power 4,000 people wouldn't be out of power right now so i am supportive of moving forward as quickly as possible with the education and outreach that needs to happen. i also concur with president torres and this is organic and evolving and this financing piece is really an important discussion to have and i would welcome having that with the lafco to talk about if the possibility of local build out over this four year contract could reduce th
at sandy hook elementary school. we want to give our most sincere condolences to our colleagues and friends and fellow americans in connecticut. but we are very fortunate in san francisco, as we have had an opportunity to reflect with the established partnerships we have in this city. not only with the city of san francisco and the mayor's office. but the police department. the department of public health. our community-based organizations. and all the multitudes of others in this community that work with us arm in arm to provide services to our students and community. we strive to bring safety to our workplaces. and safety to our schools. so that our students can thrive. and our educators can teach. we are fortunate to have trained professionals on our campuses. including social workers and nurses and wellness services. and ladies and gentlemen, if not for the largess of the san francisco voting community, we would not be able to do this. we want to thank you for the voting of our schools. when you go to the ballot box and vote for the parcel tax and bonds, this is what you vote for. the s
angeles, always stepping up, whether it's hurricane sandy or any disaster around the country in addition to stepping up significantly locally. volunteers, even in sandy, we had almost 200 volunteers from the bay area that lived in new york to make things happy. we're lucky because we have a very skilled staff who know how to manage things. the operation on the ground in new york was largely managed by gregory smith out of the bay area chapter, he was there 30 days working on that. i wanted to recognize him and what he's done for the american red croz cross. they bought the building on market street, and they'll be moving in, in a couple of months revitalize the neighborhood and do an adaptive reuse of a great older building. i wanted to recognize him for his great work and make sure everyone knows the work happening with the red cross. >> president fong: commission antonini. >> commissioner antonini: i met with a group of people who i think are quite knowledgable on this subject yesterday and the subject wag illegal in-law units which are present throughout the city and one of the group
's hurricane sandy or any disaster around the country in addition to stepping up significantly locally. we alsor" volunteers, even in sandy, we had almost 200 volunteers from the bay area that lived in new york to make things happy. we're lucky because we have a very skilled staff who know how to manage things. the operation on the ground in new york was largely managed by gregory smith out of the bay area chapter, he was there 30 days working on that. i wanted to recognize him and what he's done for the american red croz cross. they bought the building on market street, and they'll be moving in, in a couple of months and are excited to help revitalize the neighborhood and do an adaptive reuse of a great older building. i wanted to recognize him for his great work and make sure everyone knows the work happening with the red cross. >> president fong: commission antonini. >> commissioner antonini: i met with a group of people who i think are quite knowledgable on this subject yesterday and the subject wag illegal in-law un
of -- every year we're seeing dramatic examples of climate change and hurricane sandy being one of them. we're also seeing around the world real demographic changes in our country. there is accumulation of population under urban areas and we have to look at those areas where we meet the challenge of climate change so we have to look at promise of our cities. san francisco bay area is a city that has great resources to meet the challenges of global climate change. this program, the cleanpower sf program is what we have. it's our greatest tool to assure we're doing our part around climate change around the world, and this little area of the world can actually make a huge difference, and that's what we have to decide how we're going to implement over the next few months, but the major work that we have actually accomplished by green lighting this program to move forward. i want to also emphasize that while we're actually implementing a program addressing our part with climate change and creating the clean power program in san francisco we're meeting a program that meets the needs of the ci
a lot to learn from what happened on the east coast with hurricane, hurricane sandy. and people are documenting a lot of the damage done to the, to the infrastructure. and as you know, the impact was far inland, you know, affected new york, the subway and so on and so forth. why am i saying that? because even as we are satisfied with the rain in this region, the sea level rise is being closely monitored by the scientists and there are many reports out there. and i think that somehow in some way with noaa and other agencies that provides some empirical data, we have to closely monitor the impacts. now, i did visit the highway when some of the infrastructure was exposed. and in all our deliberations with the sewer system improvement project and our infrastructure, i don't know if you commissioners are paying attention or want to shift some of the infrastructure inland while we are working on the infrastructure right now, making plans, rather than waiting for something really drastic to happen. because i was watching all the experts on the east coast say that they never, ever expec
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